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An Android You Can Make With A 3D Printer

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An Android You Can Make With A 3D Printer
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An Android You Can Make With A 3D Printer French sculptor Gael Langevin's InMoov project combines two of our favorite things: 3D printing and robotics.

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Technological matters. #technology #3dprinter

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Reno J. Tibke's curator insight, January 28, 2013 9:31 PM

Lonely? Need a friend? Why not print one?

Corina Rodriguez's curator insight, March 22, 2013 8:14 AM

The amazing things you can do with 3D printing is shown in this article.

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Someone Is Making Clothes From Lab-Grown Alexander McQueen Skin

Someone Is Making Clothes From Lab-Grown Alexander McQueen Skin | Designing the future | Scoop.it
Someone Is Making Clothes From Lab-Grown Alexander McQueen Skin
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BAE Systems wants to grow military aircraft in chemical vats

BAE Systems wants to grow military aircraft in chemical vats | Designing the future | Scoop.it
With design work already starting on next-generation fighters for the 2040s, BAE Systems and the University of Glasgow are looking at a faster, cheaper way to produce unmanned air vehicles (UAV), where they aren't constructed, but grown in computer-controlled chemical vats in a matter weeks.
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MODO 10 Series

MODO 10 Series | Designing the future | Scoop.it
The MODO 10 Series delivers valuable new feature sets in a series of three installments. for a single price.
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Rolls Royce Is Planning A Future Of Sailing Without Sailors

Rolls Royce Is Planning A Future Of Sailing Without Sailors | Designing the future | Scoop.it
Humans are land animals. We've sailed the seas for centuries, crossing lakes and oceans and eventually the globe, but we as a species don't need to be out on the water. Sailing persists in part because the sea is an efficient way to transport heavy goods long distances, but cargo ships in the future likely won't need human crews. Rolls Royce, best known for cars but in the general business of engines, thinks autonomous shipping is the way of the future. Today, the company released a paper on “Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications”
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Printing Porcelain in 3D | Nervous System blog

Printing Porcelain in 3D | Nervous System blog | Designing the future | Scoop.it

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another excellent example of how modes of production (additive fabrication) can be symbiotic to modes of thoughts (algorithmic design) and material systems (form, shape and material properties across scales)

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Airbus to make entire aircrafts using 3D printing – PatentYogi

Airbus to make entire aircrafts using 3D printing – PatentYogi | Designing the future | Scoop.it
That 3D printing can create complex shapes including small aircraft parts is well known. But it may have seemed far fetched to think of the possibility of printing out an entire aircraft. Now, Airbus has invented a way to 3D print parts like fuselage, wings and door that can withstand the tough operating conditions of […]
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NASA Just Opened Up Access To 2.95 Million Images Of Earth

NASA Just Opened Up Access To 2.95 Million Images Of Earth | Designing the future | Scoop.it
Here are some of the most striking ones.
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BMW looks to the future with shape-shifting Vision Next 100 concept

BMW looks to the future with shape-shifting Vision Next 100 concept | Designing the future | Scoop.it
Developed as a celebration of the BMW Group's centenary, the Vision Next 100 is the company's attempt to take a long-term look at what the car of tomorrow might look like after autonomous drive technology has fundamentally changed design.
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Watch Google torture an 80kg, 5'9" robot for science

Watch Google torture an 80kg, 5'9" robot for science | Designing the future | Scoop.it
Atlas, the latest robot from Google’s Boston Dynamics, can withstand a beating
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T8 puts music creation at your fingertips

T8 puts music creation at your fingertips | Designing the future | Scoop.it
The T8 from Remidi puts wireless control of digital music in the hands of the performer. The system comprises a sensor-packed glove and a tech-filled wristband that wirelessly connects to a laptop or mobile device running music creation software.​
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Bionic Learning Network | Festo Corporate

Bionic Learning Network | Festo Corporate | Designing the future | Scoop.it
Bionic Learning Network: Natural principles for technology and industrial applications.
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Google's Go triumph is a milestone for artificial intelligence research

Google's Go triumph is a milestone for artificial intelligence research | Designing the future | Scoop.it
Researchers from Google DeepMind have developed the first computer able to defeat a human champion at the board game Go. But why has the online giant invested millions of dollars and some of the finest minds in Artificial Intelligence (AI) research to create a computer board game player?

Go is not just any board game. It’s more than 2,000 years old and is played by more than 60m people across the world – including a thousand professionals. Creating a superhuman computer Go player able to beat these top pros has been one of the most challenging targets of AI research for decades.

The rules are deceptively simple: two players take turns to place white and black “stones” on an empty 19x19 board, each aiming to encircle the most territory. Yet these basics yield a game of extraordinary beauty and complexity, full of patterns and flow. Go has many more possible positions than even chess – in fact, there are more possibilities in a game of Go than we would get by considering a separate chess game played on every atom in the universe.

AI researchers have therefore long regarded Go as a “grand challenge”. Whereas even the best human chess players had fallen to computers by the 1990s, Go remained unbeaten. This is a truly historic breakthrough.




#### **Games are the ‘lab rats’ of AI research**
Since the term “artificial intelligence” or “AI” was first coined in the 1950s, the range of problems which it can solve has been increasing at an accelerating rate. We take it for granted that Amazon has a pretty good idea of what we might want to buy, for instance, or that Google can complete our partially typed search term, though these are both due to recent advances in AI.




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###### *Go originated in China over 2,000 years ago and is played by millions. Alan, CC BY*




Computer games have been a crucial test bed for developing and testing new AI techniques – the “lab rat” of our research. This has led to superhuman players in checkers, chess, Scrabble, backgammon and more recently, simple forms of poker.

Games provide a fascinating source of tough problems – they have well-defined rules and a clear target: to win. To beat these games the AIs were programmed to search forward into possible futures and choose the move which leads to the best outcome – which is similar to how good human players make decisions.

Yet Go proved hardest to beat because of its enormous search space and the difficulty of working out who is winning from an unfinished game position. Back in 2001, Jonathan Schaeffer, a brilliant researcher who created a perfect AI checkers player, said it would “take many decades of research and development before world-championship-caliber Go programs exist”. Until now, even with recent advances, it still seemed at least ten years out of reach.





#### **The breakthrough**
Google’s announcement, in the journal Nature, details how its machine “learned” to play Go by analysing millions of past games by professional human players and simulating thousands of possible future game states per second. Specifically, the researchers at DeepMind trained “convolutional neural networks”, algorithms that mimic the high-level structure of the brain and visual system and which have recently seen an explosion in their effectiveness, to predict expert moves.

This learning was combined with Monte Carlo tree search approaches which use randomness and machine learning to intelligently search the “tree” of possible future board states. These searches have massively increased the strength of computer Go players since their invention less than ten years ago, as well as finding applications in many other domains.

The resulting “player” significantly outperformed all existing state-of-the-art AI players and went on to beat the current European champion, Fan Hui, 5-0 under tournament conditions.




#### **AI passes ‘Go’**
Now that Go has seemingly been cracked, AI needs a new grand challenge – a new “lab rat” – and it seems likely that many of these challenges will come from the $100 billion digital games industry. The ability to play alongside or against millions of engaged human players provides unique opportunities for AI research. At York’s centre for Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence, we’re working on projects such as building an AI aimed at player fun (rather than playing strength), for instance, or using games to improve well-being of people with Alzheimer’s. Collaborations between multidisciplinary labs like ours, the games industry and big business are likely to yield the next big AI breakthroughs.




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###### *A computer can run through thousands of these per second.*



However the real world is a step up, full of ill-defined questions that are far more complex than even the trickiest of board games. The techniques which conquered Go can certainly be applied in medicine, education, science or any other domain where data is available and outcomes can be evaluated and understood.

The big question is whether Google just helped us towards the next generation of Artificial General Intelligence, where machines learn to truly think like – and beyond – humans. Whether we’ll see AlphaGo as a step towards Hollywood’s dreams (and nightmares) of AI agents with self-awareness, emotion and motivation remains to be seen. However the latest breakthrough points to a brave new future where AI will continue to improve our lives by helping us to make better-informed decisions in a world of ever-increasing complexity.
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Using Data in Your Design Process

Using Data in Your Design Process | Designing the future | Scoop.it
"There is a magic in graphs. The profile of a curve reveals in a flash a whole situation — the life history of an epidemic, a panic, or an era of prosperity. The curve informs the mind, awakens the imagination, convinces."  Henry D. Hubbard, National Bureau of Standards, 1939 Whether you realize it or not,…
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Google now uses machine learning to make reading comics on phones easier

Google now uses machine learning to make reading comics on phones easier | Designing the future | Scoop.it
Plenty of people still like to read their comics on paper, but increasingly, phones and tablets are the devices of choice for keeping up with the Justice..
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Rhino News, etc.: Kangaroo 2.0 -- Now out of the pouch and available for testing!

Rhino News, etc.: Kangaroo 2.0 -- Now out of the pouch and available for testing! | Designing the future | Scoop.it
3D design software for CAD, CAE, and CAM designers
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Why 'Fake It Till You Make It' Is So Effective, According to Science

Why 'Fake It Till You Make It' Is So Effective, According to Science | Designing the future | Scoop.it
Research helps explain why, when it comes to work,
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Harvard researchers create ‘muscles’ for soft-bodied robots

Harvard researchers create ‘muscles’ for soft-bodied robots | Designing the future | Scoop.it
Humans are soft, easily bruised creatures, and robots are, well, not so soft. If a hard-bodied robot swings its arm around, not realizing your face is nearby,
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Elon Musk: There's only one AI company that worries me

Elon Musk: There's only one AI company that worries me | Designing the future | Scoop.it
Elon Musk's concerns about the dangers of artificial intelligence have been well publicized, but the SpaceX and Tesla founder says that of all the companies currently working o
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Element Free

Element Free | Designing the future | Scoop.it
Over the past few months, we've been working hard on a free version of our
Element lattice design software. Today, we're proud to announce that it's
available for download immediately.

Element Free includes all of the most commonly used tools in Element Pro's
lattice design suite, and allows engineers to quickly design surface and
volume lattices with variable thickness. We'll be making improvements to
Element Free (and adding more powerful features) over the coming months as
we gear up for a full release of Element Pro. Head over to our Product page
and enter your email address under "Element Free" to download the software!
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“The Martian” & Territory Studio: The Creative Process with Adobe Creative Cloud | Creative Cloud blog by Adobe

“The Martian” & Territory Studio: The Creative Process with Adobe Creative Cloud | Creative Cloud blog by Adobe | Designing the future | Scoop.it
Go behind the scenes to learn how one team created realistic yet futuristic screen graphics for Oscar-nominated film,
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Stratasys and threeASFOUR make the Buzz at NY Fashion Week With Two 3D Printed Dresses - FashionLab

Stratasys and threeASFOUR make the Buzz at NY Fashion Week With Two 3D Printed Dresses - FashionLab | Designing the future | Scoop.it
Stratasys has created a buzz with two spectacular dresses fully 3D printed at the 2016 NY Fashion Week. Created by fashion designers…

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Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists | Designing the future | Scoop.it
In a neat demonstration of E=mc2, physicists believe they can create electrons and positrons from colliding photons
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Crazy Fast Drawing Skills That are Totally Opposite from ID Sketching

Crazy Fast Drawing Skills That are Totally Opposite from ID Sketching | Designing the future | Scoop.it
Generally speaking, industrial design sketching is fast and loose. You start with a rough idea, put pen or pencil to paper with expressive, fluid marks and start to find the form on the page. Traditional instruction dictates that we draw the entire form, including what the viewer cannot see if
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Watch this trained eagle destroy a drone in a Dutch police video

Watch this trained eagle destroy a drone in a Dutch police video | Designing the future | Scoop.it
The footage is from an experimental program that aims to disable illegal drones.
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